Maybe lots of people are introduced to the artichoke this way -- Spinach artichoke dip! So smooth, so creamy, yes it's love!
Nevermind it sounds like a word Jeff Foxworthy will or may have already used in his standup -- "If you hear me scream like a ninny when I see NKOTB live, you artichoke me."
Mozzarella Pasta Salad
1 (6 oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts
1 (8 oz) package rotini pasta, cooked
1 (7oz) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and cut into strips
1/2 lb smoked mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 in cubes
1/2 (5 oz) bag baby spinach leaves
1/2 (4.5 oz can) chopped green chiles, drained
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp pepper
Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Cut artichokes into strips, and place in a large bowl. Add pasta and next 4 ingredients; toss gently.
Stir together reserved artichoke marinade, mayonnaise, and next 4 ingredients until blended. Add to pasta mixture, stirring to combine. Cover and chill.
Recipe from Southern Living Cookbook 2006